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Brady on Cromartie: “Maybe he really likes me”

Antonio Cromartie

If Rex Ryan wanted to distract the media from the 45-3 pasting the Jets took in Week 13, well, it’s working.

We don’t think any of the talk will have one bit of impact on Sunday’s game, but it makes for good entertainment.   And you guys sure seem to like clicking on it.  Here’s a mid-afternoon Wednesday recap.

Rex Ryan on cornerback Antonio Cromartie’s comments:  “Trust me, [the Patriots] are saying a lot worse about me and others here, maybe it just wasn’t printed.”

Ryan isn’t worried about the effect his comments could have in New England.

“To think that a comment here or there is going to incite them to play at a greater level or something like that,” Ryan said.   “I don’t believe that’s true.”

Cromartie didn’t back down from calling Brady an a–hole.  He further chastised Brady’s actions after scoring.  “Be a pro about it. Have your fun. Do it on sideline. But don’t look at our sideline.That’s big sign of disrespect.”

Cromartie also said that he remembered how the Patriots were “classless” like LaDainian Tomlinson once said during the 2006 playoffs in San Diego.  He hopes that the Patriots target him on Sunday and doesn’t want to know what Brady said about him.

“Don’t care,” Cromartie said via Bob Glauber of Newsday.  “Next question.”

The Patriots predictably wouldn’t respond.  Belichick said they are just focused on the game.  Brady simply said that Cromartie was a great player and that maybe the Jets cornerback truly has affection for him.

“Belichick has called me [an a–hole],” Brady said.   “My OC has called me that. They like me, so maybe he likes me.”

We’ll let cornerback Darrelle Revis have the final word, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

“You can blab all you want during the week, but you got to be able to perform and execute.”

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69 Responses to “Brady on Cromartie: “Maybe he really likes me””
  1. davedsone says: Jan 12, 2011 4:38 PM

    Revis is one of maybe two guys on the Jets I have some respect for. And he is also correct. That’s ok, they will learn after the Patriots take them out behind the woodshed again.

  2. boblavoie says: Jan 12, 2011 4:47 PM

    Rex, it’s not the Patriots that are saying (bad) things about you.

    It’s the whole world.

  3. brooklynsjetfan says: Jan 12, 2011 4:47 PM

    Cro!!!
    You represent all Jet fans! Thanks for finally making it public!
    Jet fan base

  4. tiffpats4eva says: Jan 12, 2011 4:47 PM

    Brady: “He’s a good coach.”

    Not sure what Ryan is referring to.

  5. jaggedmark says: Jan 12, 2011 4:50 PM

    Perhaps the Jets should focus more on the game, and focus less on the hyping of the game.

  6. usmutts says: Jan 12, 2011 4:51 PM

    Antonio Cromartie and Rex Ryan are to Tom Brady and Bill Belicheck…
    …as Snoop Dogg is to Amadeus Mozart…
    …as Paris Hilton is to Meryl Streep…
    …as Adam Sandler is to Jimmy Stewart…
    …as Gloria Allred is to Atticus Finch…
    …as ( your turn )

  7. boblavoie says: Jan 12, 2011 4:57 PM

    “Cromartie also said that he remembered how the Patriots were “classless” like LaDainian Tomlinson once said during the 2006 playoffs in San Diego.”

    ————

    I know the Patriots watched a lot of footage on Tomlinson and, from what I understand, they could find any (class).

    Anyone who says, “Anybody that knows me, knows I have a lot of class . . . “, can’t possibly know what class is.

  8. lebronsinsecurity says: Jan 12, 2011 4:58 PM

    What a child…. I’m no Pats fan, but the way they are handling Rex and his mental midget complex makes me wanna root for them..

  9. cubano76 says: Jan 12, 2011 5:00 PM

    “You can blab all you want during the week, but you got to be able to perform and execute.”

    That’s what she said…….

  10. cornellsteelers says: Jan 12, 2011 5:01 PM

    Ugh. The Jets are incredibly annoying. I feel bad for other AFC East fans who have to put up with their BS twice every year, along with everyone in the NYC area who sees Ryan’s face all over the local news.

  11. pastabelly says: Jan 12, 2011 5:03 PM

    Okay, this is getting boring.

  12. kc4life7 says: Jan 12, 2011 5:07 PM

    …as Antonio Cromartie and Rex Ryan are to Tom Brady and Bill Belicheck

    Think that sums it up enough.

  13. nofunleague says: Jan 12, 2011 5:13 PM

    What’s with the “don’t look at our side line. That shows disrespect” What is this the ghetto or the street in the hood, or some gang. Why is it black players are always using the word respect? If you want respect, go win the game. Otherwise Cromagnum, shut your mouth. Respect my butt.

  14. nightman13 says: Jan 12, 2011 5:16 PM

    “That’s big sign of disrespect”

    Yeah Cromartie, it’s right up there with not knowing the names of your illegitimate children.

  15. bhenryman says: Jan 12, 2011 5:18 PM

    Trash talking is part of the game, obviously what rex ryan wanted to do is working. This game is gonna be alot closer, pats got out to a big lead early due to bad coaching decisions by Rex(which he has owned up too). If the jets run the ball and control the clock they will win this game, that Pats D sucks there gonna get exposed sometime during the playoffs.

  16. boblavoie says: Jan 12, 2011 5:23 PM

    HEY USMUTTS:

    How about:

    … The Three Stooges is to (Robert) McNiel (Jim) Lehrer

  17. sal11 says: Jan 12, 2011 5:23 PM

    Cromartie’s message is clear. Looking and/or pointing at the other team’s sideline? Disrespectful. Dancing in the face of the cornerback you just beat for a touchdown? Respectful.

    At least they’re consistent…

  18. nyjalleffingday says: Jan 12, 2011 5:25 PM

    Everybody is calling Rex a clown, but it’s obvious he’s in their heads. Brady has spent his day talking to the media about Cro and Rex. Brady is supposed to be the unflappable leader, if it’s important enough for Brady to address it multiple times, then it’s certainly shaking up the youngins.

    Rex/Cro/whoever should go after Gronk next.

  19. icewalker946 says: Jan 12, 2011 5:28 PM

    …..as Edgar Allan Poe is to Eminem.
    ..as Eddie Murphy (RAW days) is to pervyharvin.

    Just kidding, pervy…..I ALWAYS look forward to what you have to say. Keeps me laughing. Helps me move on to the next day.

  20. radrhatr says: Jan 12, 2011 5:31 PM

    Rex hates Brady because his toes are prettier than his wifes.

  21. hendeeze says: Jan 12, 2011 5:40 PM

    At the end of the day Brady goes home to Giselle, while Cromartie busts out a calculator looking perplexed as to how it functions as he tries to split his game check into 1/15ths.

  22. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Jan 12, 2011 5:41 PM

    Not knowing your kids names or paying their child support… now that’s a big sign of disrespect. Shut your hole and keep it in your pants idiot.

  23. jackofnotrades says: Jan 12, 2011 5:50 PM

    all u idiots tired of the trash talking go watch a power point presentation on how to lock down the final sale..this is football..this happens.

  24. hobartbaker says: Jan 12, 2011 5:56 PM

    He is Tom Brady and the rest of us aren’t. That isn’t fair.

  25. countyk66ers says: Jan 12, 2011 5:57 PM

    Antonio Cromartie and Rex Ryan are to Tom Brady and Bill Belicheck…
    …as Snoop Dogg is to Amadeus Mozart…
    …as Paris Hilton is to Meryl Streep…
    …as Adam Sandler is to Jimmy Stewart…
    …as Gloria Allred is to Atticus Finch…
    …as

    Pervy Harvin and Gang Green are to Norman Chad and Frank Deford.

  26. patriotsworld says: Jan 12, 2011 5:58 PM

    Pastabelly, agreed. Its getting old.

  27. JakeDSnake says: Jan 12, 2011 5:59 PM

    The Patriots’ defense gave up 313 points in the reg season.
    The Jets’ defense gave up 304 points in the reg season.
    Is 9 points the difference between sucks and great?

  28. TJ52 says: Jan 12, 2011 6:00 PM

    bhenryman says:
    If the jets run the ball and control the clock they will win this game, that Pats D sucks
    ———————————————————

    I agree, the Jets look unstoppable.

  29. philtration says: Jan 12, 2011 6:06 PM

    Never heard players like Jerry Rice, Walter Payton, Barry Sanders, Joe Montana, Reggie White or Roger Staubach run their mouth all week before a game.

    Did they have the “respect” of their opponents?
    Some people have no idea as to what respect really means.

  30. icewalker946 says: Jan 12, 2011 6:07 PM

    I work with an a__h___. OK, he really doesn’t work.

    I don’t like him one bit.

  31. riverhorsey says: Jan 12, 2011 6:07 PM

    lot of blab for a team that got their ass kicked 45-3 a couple weeks ago

    the Jets sound more scared than anything

  32. oscojoe says: Jan 12, 2011 6:08 PM

    Cromartie is just a thug, Tomlinson is a Cry Baby who has never showed up in the playoff’s and Rex is a blow hard.

    Revis is right; show up on game day. Sounds like Revis should join a real team like the Patriots where he can be a with a professional organization instead of the circus known as the NEW YORK JETS!!!

  33. gallyhatch says: Jan 12, 2011 6:08 PM

    nofunleague says:
    Jan 12, 2011 5:13 PM
    What’s with the “don’t look at our side line. That shows disrespect” What is this the ghetto or the street in the hood, or some gang. Why is it black players are always using the word respect?
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Agreed……So many of these ‘wannabe’ gangsters are hung up on being ‘disrespected’, but will dance in an opponents face when they get a td or 1st down, it’s comical. (see Braylon Edward’s comments about running up the score after the 45-3 loss)

    Nevermind the fact that they’ve done nothing to earn respect (sorry, running your mouth, losing the AFC Championship Game, or getting the #6 seed doesn’t really count)

    Good luck Jets, I think the Pats will win this game, & I’m also convinced the Jets players will continue to crow about being disrespected despite a complete lack of any tangible accomplishments.

    I can’t believe we have 3 more days of this crap….wish they could just play the damn game already.

  34. knowerofallthings says: Jan 12, 2011 6:09 PM

    yawn

  35. patswinagain says: Jan 12, 2011 6:10 PM

    I never thought I’d see the day where the jets and more specifically thier fans could turn normally anti patriots fans into pro patriot posters! Somebody check hell…i think it might be frozen. Is that a pig with wings?

  36. castleanthrax says: Jan 12, 2011 6:10 PM

    @bhenryman:

    The Pats D has been exposed all season, where have you been? They’ll make Sanchez turn the ball over more than once, Pats O will score off those turnovers and that’s how it will go. I agree it will be closer than 45-3, more like 31-17 Pats.

  37. lowleadman says: Jan 12, 2011 6:11 PM

    @bhenryman

    What once was a poor defense at the beginning of the season with all of the injuries and rookies, they have risen to #8. And no need to even mention the offense. Jets suck, their fans (most of them) will disappear from this site by Monday morning.

  38. pastabelly says: Jan 12, 2011 6:14 PM

    Hey Woody Johnson, you have one classy team.

  39. nyjalleffingday says: Jan 12, 2011 6:14 PM

    @JakeDSnake

    Defense is more than points allowed, don’t just cherry pick what suits your argument. The Jets D trumps the Pats in almost every category.

  40. lowleadman says: Jan 12, 2011 6:15 PM

    64-7 Pats.

  41. huejackson says: Jan 12, 2011 6:17 PM

    I would be confident to if I was brady.
    He has camera man that tells him exactly where to throw it and what defense the jets are in..
    Its easy to beat anybody when u know where a player is going to be

  42. bhenryman says: Jan 12, 2011 6:18 PM

    no being 30th in the league against the pass makes the pats D suck…

  43. docredskin says: Jan 12, 2011 6:19 PM

    It’s a damn football game. Respect never made a tackle, caugh a pass, or fathered a baker’s dozen children out of wedlock. Respect this, respect that. Blah blah blah. You’re football players. Entertain me three hours a week and save this high and mighty respect talk for those who have real jobs.

  44. jaredm37 says: Jan 12, 2011 6:23 PM

    Cromartie talks about being a pro and celebrating on the side line instead of on the field. I seem to remember Braylon Edward dancing in Darius Butler’s face after scoring and was penalized for it in week 2. That @&$hole should talk to his own team prior to talking about others. LT is a baby. He only has a problem w/ the lights out dance when the other team does it. Jackasses.

  45. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 12, 2011 6:25 PM

    I love how they bring up that the Pats were classless because a couple young players did the Merriman dance after the game.

    That same year while the Pats had zero players arrested, the Chargers had IIRC 8 or 9 arrested for various charges such as dui, domestic assault and shipping the components of the street drug purple drank to Texas.

    Which team was more classy again ?

  46. polegojim says: Jan 12, 2011 6:25 PM

    @JakeDSnake – averages are averages and get thrown out right after kickoff.

    Matchups are key. Game day experience and quality of play under pressure are contributors.
    True skill and talent will separate the Men from green and white boys.

  47. ocgunslinger says: Jan 12, 2011 6:27 PM

    #
    nofunleague says: Jan 12, 2011 5:13 PM

    What’s with the “don’t look at our side line. That shows disrespect” What is this the ghetto or the street in the hood, or some gang. Why is it black players are always using the word respect? If you want respect, go win the game. Otherwise Cromagnum, shut your mouth. Respect my butt.

    Other than the spelling of Cro-Magnon I have to agree 100% except I don’t want him sniffing around my butt cause who knows what really inspires him to action.

  48. commoncents says: Jan 12, 2011 6:46 PM

    Cro-moron promises to love you Tom, as long as you don’t throw 7 TD’s on him, to the quick guys he has such a hard time covering. Cro has so many holes in his game, even Michelle would be jealous.

  49. fellorio says: Jan 12, 2011 6:46 PM

    bhenryman says: Jan 12, 2011 5:18 PM
    This game is gonna be alot closer
    ————————————————————
    45-6?

  50. roxtar10 says: Jan 12, 2011 6:47 PM

    ….as jellybeans are to gourmet cuisine….
    ….as pebbles are to Stonehenge….
    ….as Desperate Housewives is to 60 Minutes….
    ….as anyof this sh!t is to football…..

    Worst time of year — the six days between playoff games. Nothing going on, fantasy football season is over, so we’re reduced to listening to this over-hyped crap.

  51. trollaikman8 says: Jan 12, 2011 6:54 PM

    …as AT&T is to

  52. bluefan204 says: Jan 12, 2011 6:56 PM

    We’ll let cornerback Darrelle Revis have the final word, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

    “You can blab all you want during the week, but you got to be able to perform and execute.”

    ———

    Which is something that the Jests completely failed to do, on both counts, in their last meeting with the Pats. Are these Jests morons f’n serious?! This game is going to rank right up there with the “Soup N–i” episode of Seinfeld in terms of pure comedy GOLD.

    This is one instance where I hope Belichick runs the damn score up to 70. On paper, there really is no way to stop the Pats’ offense at this point, and with the way the Jests are stumbling around blindly, showing the world that all the “fraud” talk was warranted, this one could very well end up like 45-3 once again. Should be a great time.

  53. mksnpcola says: Jan 12, 2011 7:05 PM

    Mister Cro,
    dis Peggy from Prime Credit…
    You write checks you can not cash…
    We drop you…Bye bye!

  54. mikeytoth says: Jan 12, 2011 7:13 PM

    All talk and no action makes Antonio Cromartie and Rex Ryan dull boys!

  55. commandercornpone says: Jan 12, 2011 7:26 PM

    well the pats, like other really high scoring teams, have a statistically crappy pass d in terms of yards.

    why, u ask? cause the other team has to throw the ball nonstop for 3 quarters in a vain attempt to catch up.

    the point is, how do they play when the game is close… do they create score separation or not. do they allow people to crawl back into games. the pats havent.

    45 points was bad. 3 is even worse, however. the jets failings are on offense. if u can move the ball and score, the other team has fewer, and fewer successful, scoring oppos. and your d gets to rest some.

    the jets also panicked in the 45-3 loss. immediately. the coach panicked and the team fed negatively off that.

    i see the jets run offense and the weather conspiring to keep the total down and the jets will likely cover. barely.

  56. stixzidinia says: Jan 12, 2011 7:32 PM

    All talk and no action makes Antonio Cromartie and Rex Ryan dull boys!

    ——————–

    Correct me if i’m wrong, but as I recall Rex Ryan is 2-2 against Belichick as Jets coach.

  57. iamthefootballjerk says: Jan 12, 2011 7:56 PM

    I just get the feeling that Rex Ryan is trying his best to make the Pats – Jets into a “better” rivalry than Steelers – Ravens. Keep trying Rex. It’s been a looooong time since a game in that rivalry was decided by 42 points.

    I hope that AFC North pounds whoever comes out of this pillow fight.

  58. jetsfan136 says: Jan 12, 2011 9:10 PM

    JakeDSnake says:
    Jan 12, 2011 5:59 PM
    The Patriots’ defense gave up 313 points in the reg season.
    The Jets’ defense gave up 304 points in the reg season.
    Is 9 points the difference between sucks and great?

    ————–

    Your numbers aren’t even right. Jets D didnt give up 304 points. Brunnell threw a pick 6 versus Buffalo, and Sanchez may have thrown one.

    Pats D came on for sure, but I don’t know if they hold Peyton to 16 points at home like the Jets did.

    Should be a good game

  59. maximus929 says: Jan 12, 2011 9:11 PM

    When’s the last time the Jets have won the SB? 1969? They should shut up until they do. They sound stupid.

  60. gatorprof says: Jan 12, 2011 9:37 PM

    Here’s hoping that the Pats fanbase doesn’t fail us this weekend. There has to be obnoxious signs and chants regarding Sex Ryan’s foot fetish.

  61. prodigalpatriot71 says: Jan 12, 2011 9:54 PM

    Get used to another 42 years of irrelevance Jets…..

  62. kmgannon says: Jan 12, 2011 9:58 PM

    Today is the 42nd anniversary of the Jets’ Super Bowl III victory. Really gives some perspective as to how much of a joke that franchise has been since 1969.

    The Jets strike me as a team that knows their offense is third-rate….whistling past the graveyard.

  63. goldsteel says: Jan 12, 2011 10:00 PM

    Cromartie is merely echoing my sentiments.

    GO STEELERS!

  64. monropoobah says: Jan 13, 2011 4:16 AM

    pastabelly says:
    Jan 12, 2011 5:03 PM
    Okay, this is getting boring.

    yes

  65. stanjam says: Jan 13, 2011 9:02 AM

    Typical “Crow”martie. He talk he talk he talk. He has done this before with NE, and it usually ends up with NE kicking his butt. He is coming off a week where, despite the win, receivers were readily shedding him. You think the the Pats will not pay attention to the fact that he can not cover when he isn’t playing bump and run? Or that he can only cover vertically and can not change direction? I would expect at least one play that will show his faults vividly on national television. He is going to be left in the dust more than once.

    The Pats are set up well to play the Jets. The Jets built their team to defeat the Moss era Patriots. So the Patriots changed. They got rid of Moss and went back to what got them three Superbowl titles. The Jets have yet to show they can adapt to that.

    Cromartie is pissed cause he got schooled. He is pissed because he is scared he will be schooled again.

    So sorry, Cromartie

  66. stanjam says: Jan 13, 2011 9:24 AM

    C-H-E-A-T-S CHEATS! CHEATS! CHEATS!

    Jets were caught cheating this year. Their season will likely end Sunday, but even if it doesn’t this whole season has an asterisk after it anyways. Jets were caught cheating. Their coaches and injured players were lined up in spots they were not supposed to be, with the goal of interfering in the play on the field, and attempting to injure opposing players.

    So nothing they can say or do changes the fact that they are cheaters.

  67. infectorman says: Jan 13, 2011 10:26 AM

    bhenryman says:
    Jan 12, 2011 6:18 PM
    no being 30th in the league against the pass makes the pats D suck…

    ______________________________

    less than a month and a half ago Mark Sanchez threw 3 INT’s – IN ONE GAME – to the same D you classify as a sucky D.
    Aren’t interceptions part of Pass Defense?
    So….. can you please explain to us all again about WHO sucks? And this time be objective about it, not a homer

  68. browningnagle says: Jan 13, 2011 12:04 PM

    I thoroughly enjoy how 75% of people here bad mouthing the Jets were saying at the beginning of the season their record would be 7-9, 6-10, 5-11, 4-12, etc. etc.

    I also enjoy that a majority of ones criticizing Rex Ryan, Cromartie, Tomlinson, Revis, etc. etc. for their lack of class….is shortly followed by a fat Rex comment, or a foot comment, or a jab about Cromarties fathering, Revis’s holdout, etc. etc………..
    Whatever helps you sleep at night D-Bags! lol
    Get off your high horses

    equals….Hypocrites with no credibility!

  69. mike32303 says: Jan 13, 2011 12:36 PM

    @iamthefootballjerk

    Yea the AFC is so tough. thats why the pats come into pittsburgh and straight up embarrass them almost every time. Not to mention the pats beat both the ravens and pitt this year.. get real. Even the jets came into pitt and beat them..

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